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HOME BUILDER5 BOOK 



OF LOW COST HOMES 





BE A PROPERTY OWNER! 



Own Your Home! 



Rent money is spent money. It creates no wealth for you. A home owner 
is a solid citizen. 

Building and paying for a home while you live in it is one of the best 
ways to save. It increases your permanent wealth. It capitalizes your 
savings. 

It is now easy to own your home under the new modern financing 
methods. Payments little if any more than rent can be made. 

The average renter moves once in two or three years. Thousands of 
new homes might be built with the country's annual moving bills. Build 
yourself a home and STAY PUT! 

Every time you move you have many expenses "fitting up. n And the 
chances are that previous tenants have "taken the shine" off your new 
quarters. In a new home everything is clean and fresh, unused by anyone 

else. 

• • • 

The money you will save by not moving will help pay 
off the mortgage. No landlord can raise the rent on 
you when you own your home. 

• • © 

The aid of the plans shown in this Homebuilders' Book of Low- Cost 
Homes will help you decide the kind of home that will best fit the special 
needs of your family. 

The Publisher furnishes blueprints of working drawings of any home 
shown in this book, on short notice, through lumber dealers only. 



COPYRIGHT 1941 
BROWN-SLODGETT CO., ST, PAUL, MINN. 



HOMEBUILDERS' BOOK 

OF LOW-COST HOMES 



Containing 35 Designs 
of Low -Cost Houses 



TWO-STORY HOUSES 
ONE-STORY HOUSES 
AND BUNGALOWS 



I 



Published by 

BROWN-BLODGETT COMPANY 

1745 University Avenue 
ST. PAUL 4. MINNESOTA 



99 Homebuilders' Book of Low- Cost Homes 99 





5 Rooms, 30% x 21 
14,140 Cubic Feet 



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ardond 



1 hlS LLflgllSh architecture makes use of 
brick veneer and wide siding. It is suggested 
that the siding be rough surfaced and 
stained, although some may prefer to paint 
it. An unusual entrance with stained timber 
post is a feature. An attractive entrance 
hall is provided. The dotted lines indicate 
an alternate arrangement with attached 
garage, over which may be an additional 
bedroom. The out-swung casement win- 
dows are traditionally correct with this 
type home. Shelter is provided for by re- 
cessed front porch. Altogether a pleasing 
design. All blue prints furnished provide 
the garage and bedroom illustrated. 



First Floor Plam 

PAR <> ON *> 



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5 Rooms. 44 x 28 



Jke ^Atub 



23,730 Cubic Feet 



urn 



ThlS IS an exceptionally striking design 
carrying out the French motif. Portland cement 
stucco on metal lath is used on the outer wall 
covering, with stone trim around the entrance. 
The plan provides excellent circulation of air. 
A garage is indicated by dotted lines with under- 



cover entrance from the house. There is space 
in the attic for a good sized bedroom. The terrace 
in rear of living room affords privacy and quiet 
and looks out upon the garden. Plenty of closets, 
and a kitchen in which house-work will be easy. 



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5 Rooms and Garage, 32 x 26 



^Jke Jsdeal 



20,100 Cubic Feet 



This charming house can be built on a 40- 
foot lot if entrance to garage is from the alley. 
Assuming that for convenience the bathroom will 
be located on the first floor, it will be noted that 
sppce is Wt for a future bathroom on the second, 
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It will be noted also that space on the second floor 
is indicated with dotted lines where an additional 
bedroom may be finished off later. The living 
room has a fireplace. The central hall gives access 
to all rooms in few steps. There is dining space in 
the kitchen for nrdinarv use. 



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6 Rooms, 28 x 20 



^Jke ^rrudi 



14,560 Cubic Feet 



Another Specimen of the ever popular 
Colonial style. It will be as popular in the next 
generation as it is has been for ISO years. It is a 
moderate cost home, too, its square plan, without 
expensive ells and gables keeping the cost within 

, 28'- 0" 



bounds, while affording many conveniences offered 
in more expensive homes. Its compactness econ- 
omizes space and makes housekeeping relatively 
easy. Thoughtful study of this plan is recommend- 
ed, especially if the building fund is limited. 




-HYDE- 




•HYDE- 



TIR/T - TLOOH- PLAN - 



-/ECOND-FL00R-PLAN 



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6 Rooms, 26 x 25 

j4 home in the Colonial motif. Being oblong, 
it is economical to build. An interesting feature 
is the location of the living room across the back, 
looking out upon the garden, with its fireplace, 
and three-way exposure. The modern family re- 
quires a garage, a need which this plan satisfies, 
with access through entrance hall. The deck over 



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19,520 Cubic Feet 

garage is handy for airing bedding, and a nice 
place to sit on cool summer evenings. Three good 
bedrooms on second floor with ample closets. The 
nook off kitchen is a practical substitute for a 
dining room. 

On the opposite page the floor plan, Nyack, is 
an alternative, fitting the same exterior. 




- WATERFORJ) 



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^Jke djirckwood {alternate plan to Vine, Pane 9) 





ThlS is an alternate plan for the Vine (see 
page 9) exterior, providing a downstairs bedroom 
which might be used for a study if not needed for 
sleeping purposes. There is considerable demand 
for a first story bedroom and that is the reason 



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7 Rooms, 28 x 24 
19,200 Cubic Feet 

for the alternate plan. There is no fireplace in the 
Birchwood, otherwise the exteriors are practically 
the same. The Dutch Colonial type (see Vine on 
page 9) is a popualr one. 





- NYACK- 
^Jhe I luaclz 

\alternale plan to lAJaterford, raae 61 

6 Rooms, 26 x 25 19,200 Cubic Foot 

(See description on page 6) 



View of Living Room - Waterford 



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4 Rooms and Garage, 34 x 27 



Jhe (ISrookfielci 



22,480 Cubic Feet 




8'- 14' 



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A happy "expression is what this gem 

of a house presents to the observer. The front 
view pleases the eye, with its screened porch, bay 
window and iron-railed front steps. What you 
don't see in the picture is the garage placed in rear, 
to be approached from the alley if the lot is not a 
large one. To save space the little used dining 
room is omitted, but a large "nook" is there in the 
kitchen, handy to meal preparation. The low cup- 
board makes a kind of partition, setting kitchen 
apart. If two bedrooms are enough for the present 
the attic has opportunities for an expanding 
family. The central hall is a step saver. The living 
room, with its fireplace, opening onto the porch 
will be a place for relaxation and comfort. The 
builder of this home can count on years of satis- 
faction. 



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6 Rooms, 28 x 24 



OLVi 



19,200 Cubic Feet 



ine 



A Compact Dutch Colonial Home. Owners of 
the original are highly pleased with its accommoda- 
tions. While there is room in the kitchen for a 
breakfast table some may prefer a separate 
breakfast nook as indicated by dotted lines. The 
original house had a brick terrace in rear of living 



room with French doors instead of window. Or, if 
preferred, a rear porch might be added. Stained 
shingled outside walls, with green blinds and roof, 
together with outside chimney make this an 
attractive appearing home. For an alternate floor 
plan see the Birchwood on page 7. 




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DINING ftOOMil 

12-9" 



LIVING R.OOM 
15-3" x 2 3 




First Floor 





Second Flocr 



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4 Rooms and Garage, 34 x 28 



19,920 Cubic Feet 




Jke ~^fli 



AUMIO 



varo 



For the home builder who admires the 
Spanish style this house will have a strong ap- 
peal, for it represents a distinctive "style" often 
lacking in this model, On entering from the 
protective vestibule, having hung his coat and 
hat in the coat closet, one's eye is greeted by 
a charming living room with open fire, possibly, 
burning on the hearth. Grouped with the living 
room are the dining room and kitchen where 
all daytime activities occur. Apart, connected 
by a central hall, are the bedrooms and bath 
grouped where quiet and privacy prevail when 
there are "parties on" in the living room. This 
house, finished in stucco, with its sensible roof, 
fitting like a sensible hat, presents an outward 
appearance which will cause many an expres- 
sion of admiration. In this house life will be 
well worth living. 



fIJJJT flOQl WAN 



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4 Rooms with Dinette, 40 x 30 



ZJke lAJedi 



24,976 Cubic Feet 



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ThlS house is specially designed for that part 
of the outdoors where there is plenty of space; or, 
in fact, a large city or suburban lot. It reminds 
one of the "little gray home in the West." The 
inset porch affords shelter at the doorway, and 
suggesting refuge inside from burning sun. This 
porch is a place for outdoor relaxation after the 
day's work is done. The attached garage is a 
great convenience, especially in stormy weather. 
Its location balances the design. The large dining 
room provides space for a long table, while the 
circular dinette will take care of immediate family 
needs. There is "growing space" in the attic. The 
Western is logically arranged for utility and solid 
comfort. A common sense house, and a good look- 
ing one, too. 



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5 Rooms, 30 x 26 



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Ok. PA 



13,568 Cubic Feet 7 Rooms, 30 x 26 



am, 

14,968 Cubic Feet 



There is always demand for so called "mod- 
ernistic" houses, and this design meets it unusual- 
ly well. Houses with attached garage are much 
in style. The Tuxedo (two floor plans at bottom) 
is compactly planned. It has two bedrooms and 
a large deck over garage for outside living in sum- 
mer time. The front window design is especially 
attractive. 



5Q'-0 



The Pelham floor plan (at bottom) with same 
exterior provides two extra bedrooms in place of 
deck over garage. Because of its freedom from 
ells, angles and dormers this is an inexpensive 
home to build. 




-TUXEDO- 

-flKJT- FLOOR -PLAN 



-TUXEDO 



■ /EC ONP- FLOOR -PLAN- 



ALTERNATE - -p£LHAM- 
■yECOND-FLOOfc-PLAN- 



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4 Rooms, 28 x 20 



^Jhe ^J*Ti 



15,350 Cubic Feet 



armon 



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Yes, "Harmony" is a fitting name for it. 
It is an adaptation of the Cape Cod style and the 
designer has done his work well. It is a house that 
will attract admiring attention and reflect credit 
on the owner's good taste. The large living room, 
with light and air from three sides, opening onto 
the sun porch, offers ideal space for family life and 
for entertaining. A dining space is located in the 

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kitchen, looking out upon the garden. The kitchen 
chimney offers the opportunity to burn coal or 
wood, if desired. The airy bedrooms, ample closets 
and bath complete a happy second floor plan. The 
brick foundations add a touch of color; the hos- 
pitable doorway gives this home an atmosphere 
of hospitality. A harmonious design. Its beauty 
will be enhanced by shingles on the sides. Stucco, 
or even red brick will be correct. 




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• UAWONY 



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4 Rooms, 26 x 26 



13,385 Cubic Feet 




■LIVING- UM- 

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-EDEN- 



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The SqUdTe house is always the most eco- 
nomical to build, saving money toward the cost of 
conveniences. To save space we have no dining 
room here but dining space is provided in a corner 
of the kitchen, with windows looking out in two 
directions, admitting light and air. This house 
answers the need of a small dwelling for a family 
requiring but two bedrooms. The central hall 
gives access to all rooms with the fewest steps, a 
feature that will be liked by the home worker. 
Adapted to a small lot, there will be plenty of 
space for flowers, vegetables and ornamental 
shrubbery. Sides may be shingled or stucco. 



FU?JT FLOOR PLAN* 



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5 Rooms, 28 x 34 



19,184 Cubic Feet 



za'-o- 



^Jke iviinnetonka 

The jTOflt porch gives this house an air of 
summer evening comfort. The vestibule shields 
the living room from chilling drafts when the front 
door is opened, and the "love seat" in it invites 
couples for a quiet chat. The way the living room 
opens into the dining room gives the effect of 
roominess. The two bedrooms have the com- 
mendable feature of cross ventilation, and each 
has a large closet. The attic provides space for 
future bedrooms, and present storage space. The 
room arrangement of this homey house leaves 
little to be desired. The simplest exterior treat- 
ment is siding. Adaptable to a narrow lot. Com- 
mended as a practical design for the homebuiider. 



» MINNrroNk'A 




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5 Rooms, 30 x 30 



30'- 



16,338 Cubic Feet 




*jfl KITCHEN- DINETTE- 
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FIRST- FLOOR-PLAN 








If iew from living room looking into dinette 

There is great charm as well as 
livableness in this design. The floor 
plan will appeal to the housewife be- 
cause of its step saving nature. The 
living room with its hospitable fire- 
place is shielded from draught, when 
front door is opened, by the vestibule. 
The screened porch provides a restful 
haven on summer evenings and days. 
The bedrooms, apart from daytime 
quarters, offer privacy and quiet. 
A design and plan which invites 
thorough study. 



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±H Rooms, 28 x 22 



ZJke f^uiu 



15702 Cubic Feet 



man 



1 hlS design is destined to great popularity. 
The steep roof is very effective. The Colonial style 
is followed throughout with excellent results. The 
ground area is small considering the unusual 
accommodations. With inexpensive shrubbery this 
house will attract admiring attention from passers- 
by. The dormer in rear for bath does not show in 



the picture. Stained shingled sides, with green 
blinds and roof will make this "homey" home a 
pleasing picture. The fireplace, with bay window 
opposite, adds great charm. The first story bed- 
room would make a nice office or den if not 
required for sleeping. 



B 



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6EDQ.OOM 

8-io" x lO-fc 



First Floor 





bcoaooM 

10. 6" * 9-9" 



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5E0QOOM 

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Pullman 



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4 Rooms and Garage, 30 x 24 



18,720 Cubic Feet 



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•GA5AGE- 

11**15' 



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j4 House which, because of its charm, will 
draw a second look from passersby and a feeling of 
gratified possession as the owner approaches the 
front door. The garage adjoined makes for con- 
venience and it will be approached from the alley. 
It's a snug little home, the effect of the living room 
being larger because of the unusual placing of the 
dinette. Meals can be served handily on the porch 
in the summer. A wood or coal stove may be used 
in the kitchen, for the chimney is right there. 
There is absolutely no waste space in this house. 
The bedrooms, not large because of the size of 
this house, have cross ventilation. The side door 
gives quick access to kitchen, basement and garage. 
The porch offers a place for relaxation in summer. 
All the charm of the Cape Cod Colonial is ex- 
pressed in this house. 



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4 Rooms, 30 x 28 



^Jke ^rromeAtead 



18,240 Cubic Feet 



30 -Q 



What particularly recommends this com- 
pact, step-saving plan is the large porch opening 
from the living room, and the bay window in liv- 
ing room looking out upon the front lawn and 
street. Also the attached garage which will be 
approached from the alley, or if, perchance, the 
house is placed on a street intersection, the garage 
may be entered from the side street. The house 
is planned for economy of footsteps in doing 
housework. Although there is no large dining 
room the dining nook in kitchen is to be separated 
by a low cabinet, which will have the effect of a 
partition, particularly if plants or ornaments are 
placed on it. There is much to commend this plan 
and it is worthy of careful study. 




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4 Rooms, 22 x 24 



f ^Jravis 



Here is (I COZy little home for the family requiring two bed- 
rooms. About as inexpensive, too, as can be built, considering its 
completeness by way of accommodations. At moderate additional 



cost the front porch 
may be screened, 
providing practical- 
ly an extra room for 
the warm season. 
Every room has 
cross ventilation. 
A view is given of 
the kitchen, with its 
convenient cabinet 
space. A house 
which ranks high 
considering its low 
cost. The upstairs 
bedroom can be 
finished later, thus 
saving something 
on the original cost. 



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22-0" 



PINING 
/PACE 



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8-0' « 11-6 



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•BED m- 

9-0"-ll-3 ' 



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1 1 : 3"« 15-0" 




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4 Rooms and Dinette, 30 x 28 
16,836 Cubic Feet 

Another choice design in the low cost range. 
The architect has done well in making it a "pic- 
ture home" and providing for comfort, and econo- 
my of maintenance. Heating cost will be low in 
this house. The kitchen, with cabinet work shown 
in the picture, will delight the woman who works 
in it. The dining nook is convenient to the meal 
preparation operations. Notice, too, that each 
room has cross ventilation. 



30'-0" 




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Kooms, 30 x 28 



14,520 Cubic Feet 



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v4// excellent house, with a dash of style, 
emphasized a little by the iron railing on front 
doorstep. Each room with cross ventilation. In 
the absence of a dining room, which is used only 
a couple of hours a day anyway, the large dining 
nook or space in kitchen serves ordinary purposes 
admirably. The living room might be used for 
that purpose when entertaining a large number. 
This is, distinctly, a step-saving, labor-saving 
home. The position of the bedrooms on one side 
of the house assures privacy and quiet from house- 
hold noises. The location of the chimney makes 
possible the use of coal or wood in the kitchen. 
The style of the house is modern American and it 
is as livable inside as it is attractive outside. 



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4 Rooms, 30 x 26 



18.040 Cubic i 



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30'- Q 



Well named, for it is a jewel, and we predict 
great popularity for it. While the floor plan calls 
for down stairs occupancy, the high roof lends 
possibilities for future expansion. Although no 
space is given to a dining room, nowadays con- 
sidered unnecessary by many when utility and 
economy are prime objectives, there is plenty of 
space in the kitchen end for serving meals. This 
space is partly partitioned off by a low cupboard, 
the top of which may have plants or decorative 
objects. The almost square shape of the house 
makes it possible to use standard lengths of lum- 
ber without waste of material or labor in cutting 
off waste ends. The thoughtful architect has 
planned, as you see, for cross ventilation for 
health and comfort, abundant wall space for furni- 
ture, with room to spare for moving about. At- 
tractive in external appearance, livable inside, and 
economical to build. 




-JEWEL 



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LIVING ttOOM 



open PoacH 

6 14 



5EDaoOM 



FiasT FLOOfi Plan 
Bunker. 



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5 Rooms, 24 x 34 



18,456 Cubic Feet 



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5 Rooms, 20 x 34 13,996 Cubic Feet 



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1 hlS IS d modernization of a popular 
home which appeared in a plan book of more 
expensive homes. A choice of two floor plans 
is offered. In the Bunker the bedrooms are 
placed at the side, while in the Spring they 
are at the rear, looking out upon the garden, 
making room for a dinette in the front of the 
house, and affording a larger living room. 
Both designs are planned for a narrow lot. 
It will be observed that the Spring is four 
feet narrower. The open porch may be 
screened at modest additional cost. 




FiaST Flooo. Plan 
Spuing 



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4 Rooms and Garage 28 x 26 



15,560 Cubic Feet 



^Jne ^jrnwood 



This design offers a low cost home with 
the highly desirable feature of an attache ! 
garage, entered from the kitchen. In extern- ! 
appearance the house, which conforms to 
modern style, leaves nothing to be desire/. 
The dining nook dispenses with the need < f 
a dining room which is used but a small pa-t 
of the day, while on "company" occasion; 
'meals can be served in the living room. The 
kitchen — the housewife's work room, is well 
equipped with cabinets and shelves. Th * 
bedrooms are apart from the daytime quart- 
ers, assuring privacy and quiet. The iron 
railing framing the front door adds distinct- 
ion. With the garage in the location as 
shown, the house should be placed upon a 
corner lot; blueprints can be furnished 
reversed, if desired. 




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6 Rooms and Garage, 46 x 28 (including garage) 
26,074 Cubic Feet 



^Jhe cJLiber 



A Colonial bungalow with three bedrooms 
on the first floor. Well suited to a forty foot lot. 
Attached garage is a convenient feature. The 
position of bedrooms assures privacy and quiet. It 
would be hard to devise a better plan for a mod- 
erate cost home on a narrow lot. Note the unusual- 
ly large living room looking into the dining room 
in a manner that suggests spaciousness. An 
especially compact, easy-to-do-housework-in home. 
Exterior walls may have shingled treatment in- 
stead of siding if desired. 



First Floor. Plan 
Limcty 



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^Jke rCocki/ille 

iy 2 Rooms, 30 x 26 16,464 Cubic Feet 

This attractive, popular styled exterior has 
two alternate plans. The Roxbury is two feet 
shorter than the Rockville. The change in floor 
plan gives the Rockville a larger living room, with 

30'- 0' 



^Jne rCoxo 



4 Rooms, 30 x 24 



uru 

15,264 Cubic Feet 



two vestibule coat closets, but dispenses with the 
dining nook. Both designs are compact. The 
exterior is attractive with its gabled entrance and 
iron railings at stoop. 

30'- 0" 



•BED , 



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BED RM 
9*'- 11-3' 



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7-1 f- 12-6" - 



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-ROXBURY- 



FIRST FLOOR PLAN- 



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4 Rooms, 26 x 26 



13,385 Cubic Feet 



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^Jke C^xcel 



-LIVING M 
15' * i it 



• EXCEL' 






JTOOP- 



/i/ertf 15 <2 low-COSt home with a "person- 
ality." Don't you like, for instance, the finishing 
effect of that iron railing on the front stoop and 
steps — useful as well as ornamental? The ex- 
terior is simplicity itself, as befits any small home. 
The floor plan affords coziness. Note that each 
room has plenty of wall space for the placing of 
furniture, without interfering with windows. 
Every room has cross ventilation and light from 
two sides. You need not have a large lot for elbow 
room with this house. On an ordinary sized lot 
you still have space for ornamental shrubs, for 
growing your own vegetables and flowers, or for 
children to play. Shingle the sides, or finish with 
clapboards or stucco. A home which deserves 
study when the income is not large. 



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5 Rooms, 26 x 24 



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Here is a small cottage that will fit any 

city lot, even if it is not a deep one. It is very 
compact, simple in design — a variation of the 
ever popular Cape Cod style seen everywhere. 
The iron railing protecting the front stoop adds 
class to the gen- 
eral picture. It 
has an unusually 
large living room. 
And, what is un- 
usual in a house 
of this size, has 
three bedrooms. 
Though the 
house is small the 
bedrooms have 
good sized clos- 
ets, while the 
down stairs bed- 
room has its own 
toilet. A feature 
worthy of at-" 
tention is the 



amount of wall space which allows of placing 
of furniture, still leaving room to "get around" 
in without crowding. The kitchen is an ideal 
housekeeper's workshop with easy access to side 
door and basement. 




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4 Rooms and Dinette, 36 x 28 



18,464 Cubic Feet 



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Aft attractive bungalow in the 
modern style. Exterior plywood is used 
on the outer walls. Glass blocks are used 
to trim the front door. Some walls are 
curved with pleasing effect. The floor 
plan is somewhat unusual but very prac- 
tical. Its square shape makes for economy 
in building with standard lengths of lum- 
ber. The recessed front entrance affords 
shelter. Note the unusual size of master 
bedroom where twin beds may be used. 
A compact design. Unquestionably there 
will be many houses of this type built 
within the next few years. 



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4 Rooms and Dinette, 24 x 38 
17,845 Cubic Feet 



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A pl&fl for a narrow lot. The exterior is sug- 
gestive of the California ranch house as to detail. 
The shingles are used over the greater area of the 
outside wall with a few boards and battens in 
front. The rafters are open along the eaves to 
carry out the ranch house cornice idea. A feature 
is the screened porch which is reached by a French 
door in the living room. Note the large living room, 
with dinette adjoining and separating it from the 
kitchen. A trim little home which has much to 
commend it. 




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4 Rooms, 24 x 26 



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IVhlle "sunrOOtns" have displaced 
front porches to a large extent, there are still 
many of us who want a front porch to relax 
in on summer evenings. And a great many 
home builders have reached the conclusion 
that a dining room, used such a small por- 
tion of the day, uses up too much space in a 
small home. This house will appeal strongly 
to the owner who has similar leanings, and 
who is most interested in practicability. The 
central hall separates the daytime living 
from the sleeping quarters. Dining space in 
the kitchen makes the serving of meals easy, 
while the living room can be used for occa- 
sional dinner parties. This is a sensible 
home, adapted to a narrow lot and a limited 
purse. 



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INDEX 

HOMEBUILDERS' BOOK 

TheALVARO 10 

The AUBURN 3 

The AURORA 31 

' The AVENUE 18 

The BIRCHWOOD 7 

The BROOKFIELD 8 

The BUNKER 24 

The EDEN ......14 

The ELMO 22 

The EXCEL 28 

The HARMONY 13 

The HAVEN 32 

The HOMESTEAD 19 

The HYDE 5 

The IDEAL 4 

The ILWACO 30 

The INWOOD 25 

The JEWEL 23 

The LIBERTY 26 

The MARMON 21 

The MINNETONKA IS 

TheNYACK 7 

The PARSONS 2 

The PELHAM 12 

The PLACID 16 

The PULLMAN 17 

The ROCKVILLE 27 

The ROXBURY 27 

The SPRING 24 

The TRAVIS 20 

The TUXEDO 12 

The VINE 9 

The WATERFORD 6 

The WEECOT 29 

The WESTERN 11 

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